Awards to shine light on Qld horticulture

18th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Peak industry body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom, is pleased to announce the finalists for the upcoming Queensland Horticulture Export Awards. The awards provide an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of the industry’s leaders and for the wider industry to celebrate the best and brightest in the field.

Growcom Chair Belinda Adams says all the finalists have demonstrated their commitment to the Queensland horticulture industry and have made valuable contributions to its ongoing growth and success: “They are all deserving nominees who have been recognised by their peers and colleagues for their achievements,” she says. “Given the high calibre, it will certainly be tough to pick a winner in each category.”

The fifth-generation Moffatt family farm grows carrots and onions in Queensland’s Fassifern Valley.

Two awards will be presented at a special dinner event to be held next month: Queensland Horticulture Exporter of the Year and the New Exporter award.

The Queensland Horticulture Exporter of the Year Award will be presented to an individual or businesses that has demonstrated a strong commitment to exporting, has invested in building a sustainable export capability and actively contributes to activities that help the industry to increase its horticultural exports.

The New Exporter Award will recognise an individual grower or business who, within the last three years, has either entered the export space, increased their export volume by over 50 percent or begun exporting a new and innovative product.

Top Citrus, run by the fourth-generation Benham farming family, exports fruit to Thailand, China and Indonesia.

Finalists for the 2021 Queensland Horticulture Export Awards

Queensland Horticulture Exporter of the Year

Attard Family Farms
JayFresh Australia
Moffatt Fresh Produce
Rocky Ponds Produce
Top Citrus

Green Valley Fingerlimes were a state winner in the recent delicious. state produce awards.

New Exporter Award

Green Valley Fingerlimes
Quebec Citrus Australia

The award winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 8, at the Queensland Horticulture Export Dinner, which is being held in conjunction with industry conference and trade show Hort Connections at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.